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Fire danger levels rise

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CENTRAL WISCONSIN (WAOW) -- With warmer temperatures on the way, DNR officials are warning of fire danger.

Snow is melting, but the ground is dry and the danger level was raised from low to moderate Tuesday.

Officials say when you add in high winds and low humidity, fires can spark easily.

Wildland fire specialists say there are a few things you should always keep in mind.

"Right now, even though folks have been burning over the last couple days, with the weather that we are expected to have tomorrow, high winds, low humidity, warmer temperatures, fires that have been burning over the last couple of days could potentially reignite and start a wildfire. So go back and check those piles and make sure that those don't rekindle as well," said Wisconsin DNR Wildland Fire Specialist Catherine Koele.

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